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Theme Park Fun in Florida

August 12, 2013 1 Comment »

roller coaster

With beautiful sunshine almost all year round, plenty of theme parks, waterparks and family orientated beaches; it’s no wonder that Florida is one of the most sought after holiday destinations for traditional and alternative family travel over recent years. Often referred to as the theme park capital of the world, Florida is home to Universal […]

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Trees of Lanai Hawaii

December 20, 2012 14 Comments »

tree hawaii lanai

As soon as the shuttle turned onto the main road leaving the airport I realized that I would be seeing much more than palm trees on the island of Lana’i.  Pine trees lined the road leading into Lana’i City and I new I was in for a topiary treat over the next 10 days!  Granted […]

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How to Visit Lanai on a Budget

December 18, 2012 6 Comments »

Hotel Lanai

“But what about those who travel on a budget? This nagging question is what kept going through my head when I initially arrived in Lana’i. When two of the three hotels on the entire island are luxury resorts, what is a budget traveler on Lana’i to do? It took me a few days, but slowly […]

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Ahi A Hawaiian Legacy

December 4, 2012 3 Comments »

ahi tuna

In the channels that separate Maui from Lana’i is where you can find them – aku – otherwise known as bonito, a variety of Hawaiian tuna. Is it a coincidence that aku is also close in sound to the word ahi? We use the word ahi when we talk about tuna – but did you […]

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Finding Peace in the Pines

November 23, 2012 5 Comments »

trail head

Lana’i has some of largest pine forests in Hawaii – yes, pine forests in tropical paradise! There’s no better way to see them than by on foot – where you can slowly take in their majestic beauty, aroma, and texture. The Koloiki trail is a perfect place to experience the pine trees of Lana’i. It […]

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Turtle Soup

November 20, 2012 3 Comments »

sea turtle up close

We arrive at Polihua beach after a long dirty off-roading drive. We get out of the jeep, slam the creaky door, dust ourselves off, and step out from the scruffy trees that we parked near. Immediately the wind catches me and blows me back catching me off guard and unstable rocking in the sand. Polihua […]

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The Purrfect Sanctuary in Lanai

November 16, 2012 16 Comments »

LARC feature

We use the expression “herding cats” to refer to refers to an attempt to control or organize a group which is uncontrollable or chaotic.  It depicts something difficult, challenging, and nearly impossible.  However on the island of Lana’i “herding cats” is common place – and the volunteers of Lana’i Animal Rescue Center (LARC) make it […]

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A Tale of Two Seasons

November 15, 2012 4 Comments »

Different landscapes 8 miles apart

Two resorts, same company, only 8 miles apart, but two completely different seasons apart. As the fog rolls in past the pine trees, you can finish your steak dinner, pull on your sweater, and sip brandy by the gigantic fireplace while you discuss your experience at the shooting clays with your fellow guests. On the […]

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